Preserving the past for our future


The First Annual Jerusalem Conference on the Digitisation of Cultural Heritage

For further information contact Dov Winer or Susan Hazan


The Second Jerusalem Conference on the Digitisation of Cultural Heritage

Tuesday 29 November - Program

09:30 10:00     Registration and Coffee
10:00 11:00     Welcome session (Hadar Haochel Hall)
                      Chair: Prof. Elhanan Adler, The Jewish National and University Library
                      Pier Giacomo Sola, MINERVA, MINERVA and NRG Developments and Future
                       Dov Winer, JAFI - MINERVA Coordinator for Israel, Conference Program Outline
                       James Hemsley and Monica Kaayk, EVA Conferences International
                        Welcome message                  
Susan Hazan, Jerusalem Conference Co-chair

11:15 13:00 
Parallel Sessions

Learning Digitisation
Chair: Orly Simon, The Jewish National and University Library

Opening of an online course, Introduction to Digitisation.
The session will outline the upcoming course and will call for participation. The online course will follow the CALIMERA Guidelines for Digitisation of Cultural Heritage (in Hebrew). See:

Learning digitisation from the winners of the World Summit Award (WSA)  in the eCulture category:

Ancient Maps of Jerusalem
Invitation to Piyut: An invitation to the World of Jewish Music
Mikra-Gesher: a Mikra (Bible) eLearning site

This session presents the 3 winning sites and their integration into a learning environment.

What is so new about metadata? Discussion on metadata formats in Israeli digital collections
Chair: Ora Zehavi, Haifa University Library

Presentation: Discussion on metadata formats in Israeli digital collections
Judit Bar-Ilan, Bar Ilan University and Ora Zehavi Haifa University Library: Preliminary report on the Minerva Work Group 4 Survey on Metadata mapping of digital projects in Israel

Dr. Yuval Shaked, Database at the Feher Jewish Music Center, Beth Hatefutsoth

Rochelle Rubinstein, Central Zionist Archives
Presentation: The Collections of the Central Zionist Archives – Digitisation and Metadata

Wendy Luterman, Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
Presentation: Cataloguing Video and Film at the Spielberg  Film Archive (1.5 Mega)

Intellectual Propriety and Creative Commons
Chair: Amalya Keshet, The Israel Museum

Amalya Keshet
The Israel Museum and the Museum Computer Network's Intellectual Property SIG
Presentation: Opening Address - Sampling, Art & Copyright

Elad Wieder
Presentation: Step by Step Tutorial on the uses of the Creative Commons (3.6 Mega)
Haifa Center of Law and Technology, University of Haifa
Project Lead - Creative Commons Israel (see here)

Nimrod Lev
Music Kingdom of Nimrod Lev
Creative Commons Licensing – The User's Point of View

13:00 14:00 – Lunch

14:15 16:00
Parallel Sessions

E-Learning and Cultural Content
Chair: Dov Yahav, CIO, The Jewish Agency for Israel

            Jewish Cultural Heritage Content Projects
            Prof. Elhanan Adler, Deputy Director for Information Technology, the Jewish National and          University Library

            Dov Winer, Director,, The Jewish Agency Initiative for Jewish
            Networking Infrastructures

            Presentation: Providing content for education: the repository of Jewish     Resources in the Internet


            Roni Dayan, Director, Department of Computer Applications in Education, Directorate for        Science and Technology, Ministry of Education Culture and Sports: The Digital Library of             the Ministry of Education

            Eti Lahav and Prof. Raphael Udassin
            Kav-Or – Education for Hospitalised Children
            Presentation: Distance Learning for Hospitalized Children (4.1 Mega)

Mobile technologies
Chair: Prof. Ronnie Ellenblum, Chairman of the School of History, Faculty of Humanities, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

            Shahar Katz,   Implementation of Theoretical Educational Aspects for Multimedia Mobile   Guide   The PIL (PEACH IsraeL) case study at the Hecht Museum, University of Haifa
            Presentation: Free Choice Learning Using a Multimedia Mobile Guide
            (2.2 Mega)      

            Yaacov Schlusselberg, SW Development Manager, ESPRO Information Technologies        Presentation: Taking home your museum visit experience: going one step further on     MultiMedia information enables the visitor to enrich his/her visit memories by taking             information home after the visit (1 mega)

Udi Landau, Regional Manager, Antenna Audio, Middle East (see here)
            Access to museum information and interpretation through handheld computers
            Presentation:  From Pilot to Product: Audio Visual Tours move into the Museum     Mainstream (Nancy Proctor) (800 K)

16:00 18:00 - Reception (cheese and wine)

Poster Session

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